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       How to update UEFI (BIOS) on Dell-Wyse Dx0Q from Alpine Linux
       August 25th, 2019
       Let me start out by saying that the Dell website is complete and utter
       garbage, when I typed in my serial number, it seriously pulled up an
       older Wyse model (D10DP) that would likely brick my system... So please
       be extremely careful when using their site.
       Despite the annoyances, I do think it is important to update the BIOS
       though so that you can have the AMD processor microcode loaded as early
       as possible in the boot process to help mitigate some side channel
(HTML) security vulnerabilities that are inherent to nearly all x86_64 arch
       My endeavours to update the BIOS despite the dell website being generally
       useless were inspired by a mention to the Linux flashrom program
(HTML) mentioned on David Parkinson's website,
(HTML) and also a very nice tutorial for flashrom on the PCLOS forums.
       To make things easier on everyone, I'll provide a direct link to the
       UEFI update... It should work as long as the following are true:
       1. You're not using Windows. This firmware will remove the windows
          product activation from UEFI, and windows boot related code.
          (also if if you're using a Dell/Wyse supplied network boot OS other
           than ThinLinux, don't bother with this firmware)
       2. Your model number is Dx0Q
       3. Your part number starts with 909
       4. Your sub-assembly part number starts with 849
       5. Your product ID starts with D90Q8 15W
       If all of the above fits your situation, download the firmware file:
       It's version 2.0G (02/11/2019), a good improvement over the 1.something
       (2013) that mine shipped with.
       Now, before we do anything with the downloaded UEFI/BIOS, we should make
       a backup of the old one just in case! First become a superuser via either
       "sudo sh" or "su", whichever you prefer, and make sure you are in a
       directory on your machine that has persistant storage!
       If you are using Alpine Linux, like me, install the flashrom package
       first with the alpine package manager:
       # apk add flashrom flashrom-doc
       After apk does its thing, we'll use the flashrom program to save your
       current BIOS like to the directory you are currently in like so:
       # flashrom -p internal:laptop=this_is_not_a_laptop -r oldbios && sync
       After a few minutes, if successful, flashrom should have saved your
       backup to a file named "oldbios". Please check the size on this file, it
       should be exactly 8388608 bytes for the Dx0Q, if it's another size, then
       you probably don't have a reliable backup.
       If your backup completed successfully, lets unpack the previously
       downloaded BIOS and switch to the directory containing the firmware:
       # unzip
       # cd ThinLinux*BIOS/ThinLinux*BIOS/ThinLinux*BIOS/ThinLinux*BIOS
       Check the file permissions and size on your downloaded BIOS image, make
       sure they match (ALL BIOS image for this machine must be 8388608 bytes!)
       # ls -l bios.img
       -rw-r--r--    1 root     root       8388608 Aug 25 05:40 bios.img
       For extra paranoia, you can also do a quick md5sum:
       # md5sum bios.img
       b430dad0d72464b0817b7e656e75be93  bios.img
       If your downloaded image checks out (and please check it, you don't want
       a brick, do you?), then lets go flash it!!!
       # flashrom -p internal:laptop=this_is_not_a_laptop -w bios.img
       Flashrom is a nice program, it will not only write your new bios image,
       but it will pull it back and verify it too, so after several minutes it
       should print on-screen confirmation that it worked! Awesome!
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       how do measure hardware draw?
       Posted Sat Aug 17 01:10:38 UTC 2019 by
       I use either a Kill-a-watt EZ or the built-in power meter on my UPS
       (CyberPower CP1350PFCLCD) when I do measurements myself.
       Any WYSE wattages I have posted about before today came from David
       Parkinson's website 
       Intel TDP numbers are from Intel ARK:
       Posted Sat Aug 17 21:15:01 UTC 2019 by zcrayfish
       please post more about this. I'm currently running a Z90 as a home 
       Posted Mon Aug 19 00:33:52 UTC 2019 by
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